In Memoriam: Remembering D. Sean Brickell, APR, Fellow PRSA

    The Hampton Roads Chapter of PRSA (PRSAHR) is saddened by the sudden passing last week of longtime member, D. Sean Brickell, APR, Fellow PRSA.

    Sean was fiercely passionate about our profession, PRSA and the importance of professional accreditation. Unbeknownst to many, Sean anonymously funded the APR exam fees for members interested in taking the exam but for whom the cost was prohibitive. 

    Sean also supported chapter members starting their career in public relations by providing internships, offering to distribute resumes to his contacts (he had many!), or by meeting with them to provide guidance and insight.

    Sean joined PRSA in 1981. He served two terms as chapter president, and was inducted into the PRSA College of Fellows in 2002. His agency, Brickell and Partners, won Silver and Bronze Anvil awards from PRSA, a Virginia Gold Award from the Richmond PRSA Chapter and a Pinnacle Award from PRSAHR. Sean was named PRSAHR Practitioner of the Year in 1991.

    Sean will be remembered as a passionate, talented and insightful PR strategist. PRSAHR offers our sincere condolences to the Brickell family. We invite you to read Sean's full obituary here


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